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Subject: Derendo
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: March 23, 2011 at 2:02:12 AM
In the UK census of 1891 I spotted a little girl, born in 1883 and named Derendo. Her parents were Peter and Mary, and her brothers were Joseph, James, Alfred and Thomas.

Perhaps the excitement of having a girl - she was the middle child - inspired her parents to wild imaginings, but mother was a housewife and father a coal miner. The ln is Heaton: firmly English!

I wondered if it could be Dorinda, left over from the 18th century; but even that seems wildly exotic for a Lancashire mining town.

Any clarification would be most welcome!

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